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  • Korea vendors developing quantum dot TVs, says report

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  • Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments

    Green energy | 7h 32min ago

  • Digitimes Research: No mid-range digital cameras priced at US$300-400 launched globally in 3Q14

    IT + CE | 8h 1min ago

  • China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips

    Before Going to Press | 6h 19min ago

  • Taiwan market: Acer launches 11 Aspire V Nitro series notebooks

    Before Going to Press | 6h 19min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Gear S and Gear Circle

    Before Going to Press | 6h 20min ago

  • TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

    Before Going to Press | 6h 20min ago

  • China PV module makers set tough conditions for re-orders with Taiwan solar cell makers

    Before Going to Press | 6h 21min ago

  • Mitac Holdings to see 3Q14 non-operating profit of NT$191 million from Synnex

    Before Going to Press | 7h 41min ago

  • IC design houses to ramp up new analog ICs for fast-charging

    Before Going to Press | 7h 41min ago

  • China-based IC design houses land fingerprint sensor orders from China handset vendors

    Before Going to Press | 7h 52min ago

  • Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

    Before Going to Press | 8h 22min ago

  • TSMC lands new FPGA and SoC orders from Altera

    Before Going to Press | 8h 23min ago

  • JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | 8h 23min ago

  • Taiwan market: Studio A to set up stores on university campuses

    Before Going to Press | 8h 24min ago

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Quanta to establish service center in Europe for server orders

Sep 29, 23:03

To compete for more datacenter server orders, Quanta Computer reportedly will establish a service center in Europe in October, helping its server business to cross North America, Asia and Europe, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Other Taiwan-based makers such as Wistron, Inventec,...

China software industry posts January-August revenues of CNY2.325 trillion, says MIIT

Sep 29, 14:20

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.325 trillion (US$377 billion) in January-August 2014, growing 21.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Foxconn to add investment of NT$392.07 million in subsidiary Altus Technology

Sep 29, 10:08

Foxconn Electronics will invest NT$392.07 million (US$13.0 million) to acquire 39.207 million new shares issued by Altus Technology, its subsidiary provider of IT services and solutions, to raise additional paid-in capital, according to Foxconn.

Digitimes Research: South Korea sets larger than global average goals for IoT development

Sep 24, 21:37

The South Korea government aims to increase the South Korea market value for the Internet of Things (IoT) from KRW2.3 trillion in 2013 to KRW30 trillion (US$28.9 billion) in 2020, much larger than Machina Research and Stracorp's projected five-fold growth in global IoT market value from US$200 billion...

Samsung to introduce Tizen to smart home-use electronics, LCD TVs in 2015

Sep 24, 16:28

Samsung Electronics will widely incorporate its Tizen OS in its smart home-use electronics and LCD TVs in 2015, in an attempt to boost the penetration of Tizen using its leading global market status, and to set up a platform for developing the Internet of Things, according to Taiwan-based supply chain...

Digitimes Research: Alibaba faced with difficulties expanding overseas

Sep 23, 16:25

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba has strengthened its operations utilizing the use of mobile devices, with transactions concluded on its e-commerce platform through mobile devices accounting for 32% of its total online sales in the second quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Microsoft launches Xbox One

Sep 23, 14:52

Microsoft launched Xbox One in the Taiwan market on September 23 and will launch at least 50 new games by the end of 2014, with 20 titles specifically based on the Xbox platform and 18 titles with a Chinese-language interface, according to Microsoft Taiwan president Steven Shao.

Foxconn donates 3 smart classrooms in Taiwan

Sep 18, 15:13

Foxconn Electronics will donate hardware, software, integrated system platforms and high-speed Internet to set up smart e-learning classrooms in three senior high schools in Taiwan.

MediaTek and Opera Software partner to extend consumer data plans

Sep 18, 12:06

MediaTek and Opera Software have jointly announced that Opera Max, a data-savings app for Android phones, will be embedded into MediaTek's LTE SoC (system on chip) solutions. The first two MediaTek SoCs to be shipped with Opera Max are the 64-bit MT6752 and MT6732 chips.

Rakuten Taiwan introduces Taiwan online stores to Singapore

Sep 17, 15:09

Rakuten Taiwan on September 16 announced that it has helped 27 Taiwan-based online store operators offer more than 5,000 items for sale in the Singapore market through Rakuten Singapore.

Insyde to see increasing orders for Intel-based white-box tablets

Sep 15, 22:27

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software is expected to benefit from orders for Intel-based Android white-box tablets, as the CPU giant gradually expands its presence in the Android tablet market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

More than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, says Gartner

Sep 15, 15:35

Through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner. Enterprise employees download from app stores and use mobile applications that can access enterprise assets or perform business functions, and these applications have little or no security assurances...

Acer looking to reach five million BYOC users by end of 2014

Sep 15, 14:10

Acer's Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform currently has three million users and the number is estimated to reach five million by the end of 2014 and to surpass 10 million in 2015, according to BYOC business manager Maverick Shih.

Maverick Shih, manager of Acer BYOC business

Software market revenues increase 6.3% in 2Q14, says IDC

Sep 11, 11:16

Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show the worldwide storage software market increased 6.3% on year during the second quarter of 2014. Revenues during the quarter totaled nearly US$3.8 billion.

Acer expands IT services abroad, says CEO

Sep 5, 15:47

Acer, in line with transforming its business from purely PC marketing to integrated hardware, software and services, has extended IT maintenance and other IT services to overseas markets such as Thailand and the Philippines, according to company CEO Jason Chen.

Tencent invests in medical web portal DXY

Sep 3, 16:02

China-based Internet service provider Tencent has invested US$70 million in DXY, China's leading medical, pharmaceutical and life science Web portal, according to Tencent.

Foxconn to invest in signature technology developer AirSig

Sep 3, 15:39

Foxconn Electronics will invest US$2 million to acquire a 10% stake in AirSig, a Taiwan-based developer of digital signing technology, and apply the technology to information security for mobile devices, according to AirSig.

Foxconn adopts cloud computing-based security monitoring system

Aug 27, 15:34

Foxconn Electronics has adopted a cloud computing-based security monitoring system equipped with in-house-developed hardware and software at its headquarters in northern Taiwan to monitor labor safety and environmental conditions at its main factories in Taiwan and China, according to industry sourc...

China software industry posts January-July revenues of nearly CNY2 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 25, 16:16

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.999 trillion (US$324 billion) in January-July 2014, growing 21.4% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Intel, CHT ink IoT cooperation pact

Aug 25, 10:40

Intel and Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have signed an MOU for cooperation in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and software-defined network (SDN).

Intel and CHT sign IoT cooperation pact

China market: B2B transactions reach CNY4.53 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 19, 11:18

B2B web portals in China generated transactions totaling CNY4.53 billion (US$728 million) in second-quarter 2014, growing 6.1% sequentially and 30.9% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: Third-party e-payments value nearly CNY2.3 trillion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 18, 10:55

In the China market, third-party e-payment services generated a total transaction value of CNY2.299 trillion (US$369 billion) in second-quarter 2014, rising 5% on quarter and 60.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Advantech to set up investment subsidiary

Aug 13, 16:16

Industrial computing device maker Advantech will establish a subsidiary, Advantech Corporate Investment (ACI), to help the company promote development of smart cities and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), with investment targets to be in the manufacturing, robotics, medicare, retail, in-car...

Foxlink to sell Chinese writing system in Greater China region

Aug 12, 14:56

Foxlink has signed contracts with Taiwan's Tamkang University and acquired the distribution rights for the university's Chinese writing practice system and will start selling the product in its channel retail chain Studio A in Taiwan in September and in China and Hong Kong in the fourth quarter.

Foxlink to expand into digital content market, says chairman

Aug 8, 16:03

Foxlink is looking to expand into the software service market and in addition to establishing data centers to create services with added value, the company will also invest in the development of digital content, according to Foxlink chairman Guo Tai-qiang.

IPC & Embedded Expo 2014 held in southern China

Aug 8, 11:56

The IPC & Embedded Expo 2014, an exhibition to promote Internet of Things (IoT) and smart industrial systems, is taking place in Shenzhen, southern China, during August 6-8.

China market: Online advertising value reaches CNY37 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 5, 12:02

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated revenue of CNY37.31 billion (US$5.99 billion) during second-quarter 2014, growing 30.2% sequentially and 61.0% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: B2C transactions total CNY320 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 5, 11:59

In the China market, B2C online shopping web portals generated total transactions of CNY320.47 billion (US$51.49 billion) during second-quarter 2014, growing 23.7% sequentially and 72.4% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: Keyword search value over CNY14 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 4, 14:23

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY14.04 billion (US$2.26 billion) for keyword search services in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 25.8% on quarter and 49.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China market: Online gaming revenues nearly CNY14 billion in 2Q14, says Analysys

Aug 4, 14:13

Online gaming service operators in the China market generated total revenues of CNY13.943 billion (US$2.24 billion) during the second quarter of 2014, decreasing 5.6% on quarter but increasing 3.6% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

China Internet user base grow to 632 million at end of June, says CNNIC

Jul 30, 11:34

The number of fixed-line and mobile Internet surfers in China increased to an estimated 632 million as of the end of June 2014, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

Jul 28, 09:57

In addition to initiating a massive lay-off, Microsoft also plans to discontinue Nokia's Asha-, Series 40- and X-series handset products as well as to rename the Lumia-series - moves which could eventually lead to the elimination of Nokia.

Chunghwa Telecom NFC TSM system passes Visa certification

Jul 25, 15:16

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on July 24 announced that it has obtained certification from Visa for its NFC TSM (trusted service manager) system and become a Visa approved vendor to provide mobile Visa credit card payment services on NFC-enabled smartphones in the Taiwan market.

Taiwan market: 91mai APP Store launched

Jul 24, 12:04

N Squared in July 2013 launched 91mai APP Store, a platform for mobile application vendors to open handset/tablet-based online stores of mobile applications, and indicated that the platform has become the largest of its kind in the Taiwan market with more than three million Android and iOS mobile...

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fiscal 4Q14 results

Jul 23, 13:57

Microsoft has announced revenues of US$23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margins, operating income, and diluted EPS for the quarter were US$15.79 billion, US$6.48 billion, and US$0.55 per share.

Microsoft facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, say Taiwan makers

Jul 23, 13:48

Microsoft is facing increased competition from MacBooks and Chromebooks, with the global notebook OS market share for Windows 8 already dropping to below 90%, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Fujitsu Taiwan and local university to set up Big Data R&D platform

Jul 23, 11:42

Fujitsu Taiwan and National Cheng Kung University on July 22 signed an MoU for cooperation to establish a Big Data R&D platform specifically for agricultural applications combining the former's cloud computing and Big Data technology and the latter's achievements in biological gene research.

Samsung teams up with Taiwan universities to push app development

Jul 22, 11:50

Samsung Electronics has recently teamed up with some Taiwan universities, looking to nurture talent for app design. It is also offering SDKs for Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Gar 2 and Samsung Gear Fit to software developers.

Taiwan market: NFC mobile payment services to be launched by end of 2014

Jul 16, 11:27

A TSM (trusted service management) provider jointly established by Taiwan's five 4G mobile telecom carriers and EasyCard Corporation will launch NFC (near field communication) smartphone-based mobile third-party payment services at the end of 2014.

Microsoft expands coverage of free Windows licensing

Jul 14, 15:29

Microsoft reportedly is expanding its subsidies to vendors for Windows-based tablets, and in addition to sub-9-inch models, tablets priced below US$250 will also receive free Windows licenses, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Soft-World, Gamania June revenues down sequentially

Jul 14, 11:17

Online game developer/operator Soft-World International saw June consolidated revenues of NT$1.137 billion (US$37.9 million) decrease 7.14% on month but increase 29.49% on year, while fellow company Gamania Digital Entertainment had those of NT$677 million slipping 7.66% on month but growing 9% on...

Worldwide traditional PC, tablet, ultramobile and mobile phone shipments to grow 4.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 9, 14:18

Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2% increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets

Jul 3, 12:01

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.

Taiwan market: Deltamac launches online video platform

Jul 3, 11:23

Deltamac, a publisher of DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) movies in the Taiwan market, has announced the launch of a platform - Go Movie - to offer online movies based on Windows 8, Android and iOS mobile terminal devices.

Worldwide IT spending on pace to grow 2.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Jul 1, 14:43

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1% increase on year, however, the grow rate is down from earlier projections of 3.2% growth, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for devices,...

China-based CCMG to be listed on Taiwan OTC

Jun 30, 10:36

China Communications Media Group (CCMG), a China-based provider of mobile applications and games in the China market, will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market in late July, according to company chairman Albert Lam.

Tencent has most brand value amid China businesses in 2014, says Hurun

Jun 27, 14:17

Internet-based service provider Tencent, among China-based government-run and private companies, has the highest brand value of CNY208 billion (US$33.4 billion) in 2014, according to ratings by China-based Hurun Report.

China software industry January-May revenues top CNY1.3 trillion, says MIIT

Jun 24, 15:23

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.325 trillion (US$215.5 billion) in January-May 2014, growing 20.9% on year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Addcn to set up property brokerage website in Hong Kong

Jun 16, 11:52

Addcn Technology, a Taiwan-based online trading service provider, will invest US$1.8 million to establish a website in Hong Kong in fourth-quarter 2014 to provide brokerage services for the property market there, according to the company.

Taiwan market: Online advertising valued at NT$13.680 billion in 2013, says DMA

Jun 16, 10:52

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$13.680 billion (US$458 million) in 2013, growing 17.92% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) of Taipei.

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